New Delhi, January 7: After a boy committed suicide for Akhilesh Yadav, another minor girl hurt herself and wrote a letter in blood to Election Commission demanding the 'Cycle' symbol of Samajwadi Party for the Chief Minister.
In the letter, the 15-year-old girl from Ghaziabad requested the poll panel to award the Samajwadi Party election symbol to her idol.
A student of class ten, she took help of her younger brother and used a syringe at home to drew blood for the letter. They tried to post the letter on Friday but was stopped by their father.
“I talked to my children to not be swayed by political incidents and concentrate on their studies,” said the father.
After SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav expelled CM Akhilesh Yadav from the party, the two sections started fighting to retain to the party name and symbol.
As told by their father, the kids became a fan of Yadav after he announced ‘Samajwadi laptop scheme’ under which thousands of laptops were distributed for free to students across the state.
“They wanted a free laptop and wanted to draw Akhilesh’s attention. They got the idea from a news report in which a local man had also written such a letter two days ago to draw the attention of local authorities over some issue,” the father.